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Attention K-Mart Shoppers

Mark Davis

OK, I have to admit this this is a strange collection. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, I worked for Kmart behind the service desk and the store played specific pre-recorded cassettes issued by corporate. This was background music, or perhaps you could call it elevator music. Anyways, I saved these tapes from the trash during this period and this video shows you my extensive, odd collection.

Until around 1992, the cassettes were rotated monthly. Then, they were replaced weekly. Finally sometime around 1993, satellite programming was intoduced which eliminated the need for these tapes altogether.

The older tapes contain canned elevator music with instrumental renditions of songs. Then, the songs became completely mainstream around 1991. All of them have advertisements every few songs.

The monthly tapes are very, very, worn and rippled. That's becuase they ran for 14 hours a day, 7 days a week on auto-reverse. If you do the math assuming that each tape is 30 minutes per side, that's over 800 passes over a tape head each month.

Finally, one tape in the collection was from the Kmart 30th anniversary celebration on 3/1/92. This was a special day at the store where employees spent all night setting up for special promotions and extra excitement. It was a real fun day, the store was packed wall to wall, and I recall that the stores were asked to play the music at a much higher volume. The tape contains oldies and all sorts of fun facts from 1962. This may have been one of the last days where Kmart was in their heyday - really!

One last thing for you techies, the stores built in the early 1970's (such as Naperville, IL Ogden Mall Kmart #3066, Harwood Heights, IL #3503 and Bridgeview, IL #4381) orignally had Altec-Lansing amplifiers with high quality speakers throughout the store. When you applied a higher quality sounding source, the audio was extremely good. Later stores had cheaper speakers and eventually the amps were switched out with different ones usually lacking bass and treble controls.

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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 673,501
favorite 92
comment 39
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Music Technologies International
audio
eye 391,068
favorite 21
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. This cassette was played only one day in 1992 on Kmart's 30th anniversary. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 84,533
favorite 16
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 73,347
favorite 13
comment 5
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 62,461
favorite 53
comment 9
This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in December 1974.  The opening Kmart jingle is interesting at the beginning of both hours, and there are theft deterrent security pages and store policy announcements between every few songs.  This must have been in attempt to discourage shoplifting. This is a Tape-Athon product perhaps in their early days - see the attached pictures.  There also was an insert within the reel to reel box...
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Topics: Topics Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 61,370
favorite 3
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 44,417
favorite 7
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Easton and Associates
audio
eye 37,399
favorite 4
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store pharmacy cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  The pharmacy would literally hold the paging phone up to a boombox and play these clips.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 34,326
favorite 4
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 32,505
favorite 2
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
audio
eye 30,662
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store looping cassette tape that was played on a portable tape deck.  We received these tapes every once in a while and the player would be moved around the store and put behind displays.  This one was for Dutch Boy paint and would have been somewhere in the paint department.  The unit that played the tape would do so every 5 minutes or something like that.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be...
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 28,688
favorite 18
comment 12
This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in May 1988.  Amazingly, Kmart continued to play reel to reels until the late 1980's when cassettes were put into production. This is a genuine Tape-A-Thon product and the recording contains both sides, which are 1.5 hours long each, totaling 3 hours. Recorded in the 3¾ speed and the tape is thin. The tape itself is in rough shape; I have reason to believe that these reels were returned at the...
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Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Special Recordings, Inc
audio
eye 27,469
favorite 41
comment 19
This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in 1973.  In my opinion, the opening Kmart jingle is the most important artifact of this recording, but the music and small number of commercials make it a great listen. This company listed on the original box is Special Recordings, Inc and is out of Detroit Mi.  As Kmart was based in Michigan, this supplier was most likely somewhat nearby. The recording contains both sides, which are 1 hour long...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 27,462
favorite 3
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 26,954
favorite 3
comment 6
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 25,327
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 23,318
favorite 2
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 18,678
favorite 8
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 18,024
favorite 5
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked atKmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them withthe hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 17,278
favorite 2
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 16,544
favorite 5
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by by Special Recordings, Inc
audio
eye 15,493
favorite 7
comment 2
This is a digitized audio containing pharmacy advertising clips from an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in 1974.  These were the days where the Kmart pharmacy was emerging and new. Tom Schwarzrock provided this very rare tape to me so that it could be added to the archive collection.  Based on a discussion with Tom, this reel was played on a secondary reel to reel player within the store, on top of the regular audio reel to reel soundtrack.  This tape was 45...
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Topics: Topics Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 13,890
favorite 3
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 13,657
favorite 3
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 13,034
favorite 6
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 11,206
favorite 1
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 9,774
favorite 4
comment 5
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 9,280
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 8,991
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 8,491
favorite 5
comment 4
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 8,441
favorite 2
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 8,288
favorite 4
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 8,265
favorite 9
comment 3
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,856
favorite 4
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,851
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,468
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 7,427
favorite 2
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,359
favorite 2
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,180
favorite 2
comment 2
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 7,003
favorite 1
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,989
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 6,790
favorite 2
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tape-A-Thon
audio
eye 6,460
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,359
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,299
favorite 3
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,247
favorite 1
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,237
favorite 2
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,172
favorite 2
comment 1
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,162
favorite 4
comment 0
This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
by Tower Sound and Communications
audio
eye 6,157
favorite 2
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
Topics: Kmart, cassette, tape, in-store, in store, public address, PA, advertising, vaporwave, Kresge,...
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. See the title of the file for the month and year. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store.  See the title of the file for the month and year.  I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day.  Enjoy!
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LP of background music for play in S. S. Kresge department stores in the 1960s, produced by Special Recordings Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.
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LP of background music for play in S. S. Kresge department stores in the 1960s, produced by Special Recording Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.
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LP of background music for play in S. S. Kresge department stores in the 1960s, produced by Special Recordings Inc. of Detroit, Michigan.
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Full album, Side A & Side B. Process used: Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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Full album, Side A & Side B. Process used: Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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Track List: 00:00 - Toi Ma Madone 02:37 - Holiday For Strings 05:33 - Paris Theme (From "A New Kind Of Love") 08:35 - My True Carrie Love 11:04 - Country Gardens 14:08 - Waitin' For The Evening Train 19:14 - The Happy Wanderer 21:25 - ??? 24:02 - I Enjoy Being A Girl 27:18 - ??? 31:00 - Lady Of Spain 33:36 - Sushi 35:26 - ??? 37:43 - ??? 40:01 - Dansera Note: This track listing was created by hand using Shazam . Please do comment if you recognize anything unidentified, or if you have...
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Well, as most of you know, a former Kmart employee has released some of the old cassettes that they used to play over the Public Address systems at the stores in the late 80's-early 90's. They were played constantly for the duration of the promotional period, seven days a week, from opening to closing, on auto-reverse.  It was "muzak" with adverts for their specials and reminders peppered in a lot between songs. Well, being a nut for retro commercials and nostalgia, as well as being...
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
Topics: Kresge, background music, muzak, store music, light music, kmart, kmrt
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: Pending. Restoration/Digitization Process : Vinyl records cleaned in a SpinClean unit Recorded in WAV at 32bit 48Khz Run through ClickRepair Audacity used to clip silences, Normalize, Amplify to -5dB, and output as Mono WAV. SpinClean Record Cleaner ClickRepair - (Settings used: DeClick 60, DeCrackle 20, Pitch Protection On, Reverse On) Audacity
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by Special Recordings Inc.
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Track List: 00:00 - There Will Never Be Another You 02:33 - ??? 05:28 - My Favorite Things 07:37 - Heartaches 10:07 - Once Again 12:08 - It Had Better Be Tonight 13:53 - Cielto Lindo 16:01 - Only Love Me 18:25 - ??? 21:22 - Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers 23:56 - Dansero 26:56 - Our Day Will Come 20:19 - Take The 'A' Train 31:54 - ??? 35:19 - Say It With Music/Cheek to Cheek 38:29 - The Dancing Cat Note: This track listing was created by hand using Shazam . Please do comment if you recognize...
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